Posted September 29, 2009 by Spyros in Linux Tips

The Vim Editor Reference That You Need to Print


If you are a Linux/Unix user, chances are that you are using the well known vim editor for your casual text editing. In case you are not familiar with it, Vim is a text editor that has no GUI and is executed via the unix shell. You may be thinking that this makes it more difficult to use, but once you get to know the basics, you will begin to love the idea that you don’t have to use your mouse to change lines and will also be surprised at its efficiency.

One thing that is arguable about Vim is the fact that it has a pretty large and complicated set of commands that appear daunting to the first time user. This post will not be teaching you the basics of Vim at that point ( I will do that in another post though ). In this point i’d rather post a very important reference to the most used vim commands. I suggest that you print this out and have it somewhere close to you in order to get the most out of it.

For the best view of this image, right click on it and select “view image”. This will show you a bigger version that is the best one to print.